Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hi Girlies!

I'm back with a another lipstick review! This time its from Maybelline's Creamy Mattes Brown Edition.

If you're a lipstick junkie like me, I'm sure that you've heard that last July 29th was International Lipstick Day and at the same time, Maybelline released their Creamy Mattes Brown Edition. (I'm sure it's just another marketing scheme that make up companies came up with, but who am I to complain with all that discounts, right?) 

I'm not really into brown and nude shades because those shades always wash me out but boy I was wrong. The collection is composed of brown shades with different undertones and I finally found the right nude shades for my skin tone.

So, here are the swatches from Beauty MNL where I got my 2 lipsticks (I got Daringly Nude, Clay Crush and Touch of Spice). I bought three but touch of spice was sold out on the site. I got mine from Shopwise :P

Source: www.beautymnl.com
According to the ads, the collection will only be available on the site and will be released in their physical stores after a month. But, I later on found out that some malls already had it and it was also included in their 50% off sale. I got ripped off but I really don't have time to go to malls since I work night shifts. Well, working night shifts has it perks though. Like for this instance, I was wide awake the time they launched it around 12 am. Of course, I immediately bought two even though I don't need them. LOL

The transaction was really fast. The fastest in my opinion. Usually, they deliver the product 2-3 days after you ordered it. I got these babies that afternoon. 

Oh did I mention that I got a full size Dove Deodorant and 2 sample sachet of their new shampoo and conditioner? One of the reason why I always order from them.

The Review:


from Pinterest

I find the packaging sleek and sturdy.


I got it for 199 pesos and plus shipping fee of 50 pesos which is totally reasonable.
On a regular day, these lipsticks usually retail for 299 pesos. Not bad right?

Opacity (Color Pay Off):

The color is true to its bullet. One swipe is all you need!

Touch of Spice on my lips

From top to bottom: Daringly Nude, Clay Crush and Touch of Spice


As expected from Maybelline lipsticks, they are not long wearing but you get a good 3-5 hours out of your first application. I really don't mind retouching though that's why its fine with me. 

What bothers me is that this line tends to dry on me. Unlike their color sensational lipstick in the black packaging which is very moisturizing.

Overall Verdict:

I really like these lipsticks since they tend to give you that fresh look that is very natural. Sabi nga nila blooming ako which I rarely get from brown and nude lipsticks. Most of the time, they will ask me if I'm sick. LOL

The range of colors are superb. I love that they have shades that suits different skin tone.

I just don't like it's drying after a long wear even though I used lip balm before applying it.

All in all, It;s 8 out of 10 for me. I really like this product and will definitely repurchase especially touch of spice.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Loreal Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Review

After a loooonggggg hiatus, I'm finally back with a lipstick review! This is for the Loreal Star Collection Pure Reds Lipstick Collection. This collection caters to different kinds of reds.

I don't know about you but red lipsticks are a staple for me. Give a girl the right shade of red lipstick and she could conquer the world! That is why I'm always on the haunt to find the best red lipstick out there that is suitable for Filipina gals like me. I tried all kinds of reds but a red lipstick with a bluish undertone really brings out the best in me. (Naks!)

I heard a lot of good reviews about this collection and when I found out that they were having a sale. I just couldn't resist! I bought mine at BeautyMNL.com for 299 plus shipping. I couldn't risk on not finding stocks of the most talked about shade by my colleagues. I got mine in the shade Pure Rouge since my team mates swear by it. According to them, this is their holy grail and they even have back-ups! Plus, it was a good deal since I got a lot of freebies from my



I was curious by their review that I decided to give it try and here is my verdict:


·         Packaging is really sleek and sturdy

·         The actual bullet goes all the way down and will not get damaged when closing the cap


·         This normally retail for 400 pesos or more, but you can always wait for their sale because the price goes all the way down to 280 pesos.

Opacity (Color Pay-off):

·         This lipstick is true to its bullet. It was love at first swatch!

·         It’s really long lasting! I applied mine before going to work and it stayed all throughout the shift. It did fade a little bit around the inner corners after eating and drinking. It also bled a little bit, thus wearing a lipliner is a must.

start of the shift around 9 pm
after eating and drinking (almost end of the shift at 6 am)

closer look

Overall Verdict:

10/10 rating!

  • I love how opaque it is and the shade is really up on my alley. It suits my complexion and makes my teeth whiter!
  • Its long lasting 
  • really worth its price! 
  • will definitely repurchase and buy other shades in the collection

So there you go girls! I highly recommend this product for beginners and lip junkies like me! A must have in every girls collection.

Monday, April 9, 2012

REVIEW: Charcoal mask from Saizen

Just like other girls, blackheads are one of my pet peeves! Yes you can conceal them with make-up but on days that you want to be all natural, blackheads can be your worst nightmare. Ever since I got them I made every efforts to destroy them. I never stopped experimenting on products that promise to get rid off them.

I heard lots of raves with this peeling mask from youtube and blogger that when I finally have the chance to go to Saizen, I immediately search for it. This is a Japanese product so I can't exactly tell what's written on the packaging but base from the drawing, you'll know what's this is for. Thank God for drawings on Japanese products!

I learned about this product from thiamere. I like her reviews because they are honest and thorough reviews. I was impressed so I tried one for myself.

 Just start with a clean face and then packed on to your problem areas. I do like to put this on my nose because that's the only part where I have tons of blackheads. I use this once a week and it literally minimized my blackheads.

After five minutes or so, the mask will look like a film. That's an indicator that it is now ready to be peeled off. I don't if you can tell but this mask peeled off a good amount of my blackheads. Quite impressive.

The verdict:

  • it did not broke me out.
  • it really got rid of my blackheads
  • easy to use
  • affordable! only costs Php 85

  •  hard to find. only available at Saizen. I bought mine at SM North Edsa and I live in South!

Will I repurchase? yep but I will still be on a mission to find a good substitute since I don't have a Saizen store nearby :)

Hugs and Kisses.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Feeding My Shopaholic Tendencies( HAUL)

Hi lovelies! I've been bad this month. I bought a lot of things and I usually don't!LOL May be I'm just not used to buy things with my own money. My mom usually pays the things I get. I never thought I would be so frugal when it comes to my own money. :)

So here are things that I bought for this month. I just got the things that I think I need. hehe. Seriously, I'm beginning to sound like a shopaholic.

Since I'm transitioning to corporate chic to stylish casual chic (ahem ahem. well that's my goal. LOL ), I bought this sling bag in bold orange. I instantly thought of color blocking when I saw this bag! I looked at the price and oh boy! this one is  a steal! I bought this for Php 399.75 at SM Department Store. Surprisingly, this is from their Parisian brand. They are really starting to caught my attention this past few days! talk about being trendy without breaking your wallet!

I first picked up a purple backpack with the same price since I'm starting to like those kinds of bags nowadays. Good thing my mom was looking at the bag beside this one! hallelujah!

You can also turn this one into a shoulder bag! amazing :P

 After grabbing the bag I checked out their wedges, just to see the designs. I did not plan to buy shoes but I'm craving for wedges this past few months so I bought this one. It's a strappy turquoise wedge which is perfect summer! I got this from a brand called effegi. It's very difficult to get pretty shoes my size since I'm a size five. That is why when this fits me, I immediately fell in love!
I got this for Php 800 since its discounted.

My mom bought this one which I thought of borrowing. sneaky sneaky :)

On to my first love, make-up products. I only got what I needed since I have a ton of lippies and eye shadows. Well, not super a lot but a lot for my usage since I'm not a make-up artist. I only bought a mascara from Covergirl. Got this one on line at Chedelyn's Cosmetics Collection for Php 300. Cool huh?

The deep red liner is form etude house. I got this for Php 98.

This feather earrings is something that I bought when I was passing by our wet market. I got this for Php 50.

 Lastly, I got the Dove conditioner. I tried it when I my mom lend me her conditioner when I was running low of my Creamsilk conditioner. It was love at first try! It gave my hair moisture that my hair longed for! I got the wrong though. I was supposed to get the conditioner + treatment but I thought its the same because they just added gloss to the packaging of the conditioner + treatment. Works just the same though :)

That's it! See... I've been a good girl pa rin naman a! It feels happy when you buy things with your hard earned money. Makes me feel independent.

Till next time lovelies!

Hugs and Kisses,


Saturday, March 31, 2012

Review: Sophie j'adore lipsticks

Hi lovelies! Here is a review of Sophie's j'adore lipstick. I have three of these: summer pink, ice pink and russian red.

Swatching time! (Please excuse my ugly lips. LOL)

russian red

summer pink

ice pink

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: russian red, ice pink and summer pink

I've been using these babies for several months now and here are thoughts.

  • super affordable! only costs Php 79
  • a good matte lipstick
  • not drying
  • good pigmentation, reminds me of NYX Round Lipsticks but I can't still compare side by side since I don't have one but the colors are similar. Don't you think so?
  • lasts up to 6 hours
  • may be hard to find since it's not available in your local malls. you have to contact your Sophie dealer to by these or you can see them here http://www.sophieparis.com.ph/
  • the etchings on the packaging wears off after 2 weeks. see photo below
Will I re-purchase? hell yeah! awesome product for the price and I can't complain! they've been my go to lipsticks for several months now. I highly recommend this lipsticks!

Till next time!

Hugs and kisses,


NOTW: rainbow polka dots french tip

Hi there lovelies! I'm back after a year of being MIA. I have returned with a nail art tutorial. This is my first so please excuse my errors LOL. This NOTW was inspired by my favorite nail blogger thiamere. I bought a dotter because of her. :) 

I really love nail polishes! It all started when I was thirteen. My mom finally allowed me to wear nail polishes and I bought my first nail kit as well.

Enough with the story telling! here's the tutorial :P

Start by applying your base color. I used a pinkish nude but you can use any color you want. The colorful the better, right?

Here's the fun part, the tips! You can use a dotter tool just like I did but if you don't have one you can use a tooth pick and achieve the same effect. Just dot the insides of your tip. :)

justnail dotter tool from 168 mall :)

Start with the most vibrant color you have so that it will be easier for you to contrast your multi-colored dots. I started with this pinkish red color and with this turquoise color.

 Caronia summer fling and elianto turqouise

Just dot away with your beautiful colors! Go crazy just like I did. You can add as many colors as you want. The more colorful the dots, the better! :) Sorry for I do not have pictures of my nails while doing dots. Dotting is so much fun that I completely forgot! silly me :P

Enjoy your beautiful nails just like you :)

Hugs and kisses,


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Emafe's Giveaway!

Enter the giveaway now! Just click on the picture and it will direct you to her page!
Thank you for doing this gievaway Emafe! its so generous of you!
More power and stay in love!